Team Downey’s SWEET TOOTH Gets 2nd Season
As Marvel Blog True Believers are already well aware, Robert Downey, Jr.’s Tony Stark died in the climactic moments of 2019’s Avengers: Endgame. But, as far as Downey is concerned, the part where he saves the world has only just begun! Part of his newest green endeavor includes serving as executive producer for Sweet Tooth, the Netflix streaming series that’s based on the Vertigo comic by the same name, and it’s just been renewed for a second season!
Can stories save the world? We know what Stan Lee would say, Marvel Blog True Believers, an emphatic, “YES!” Like the Footprint Coalition, Sweet Tooth is one of the projects that Downey has in the fire to better the world at large.
Produced by Team Downey (which was founded by RDJ and his wife, Susan Downey), Sweet Tooth is based on the Vertigo comic that is written by Jeff Lemire, with art by Jose Villarrubia and letters by Pat Brossbeau.
The sweetest things are worth waiting for…Susan and I are producing a @Netflix original series, Sweet Tooth, based on the comic by @JeffLemire. Can’t wait to share it with you all. 🦌 👦 @NXonNetflix pic.twitter.com/Mx2xzNOHjs
— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) May 12, 2020
The story of the show (and comic) follows the adorable hybrid Gus (Christian Convery) and his caretaker, Big Man (Nonso Anozie), as they navigate a world that has been ravaged by an infectious disease.
Filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic in New Zealand, the show incorporates many things that will seem more familiar to viewers now than they would have a few years ago when the comic first came out: face masks, quarantine, and paranoia are all in ample supply in the first season of Sweet Tooth, now streaming on Netflix.
But the aptly-named Sweet Tooth also suggests that in spite of the scary new world outside our window, by caring for one another and making an earnest attempt to understand each other, we can build a better world than the one we’ve left behind.
Fortunately, viewers responded to the new show, with 60 million people streaming the first season in the first four weeks after its release on June 4th, 2021.
Arriving on Netflix In the Future
There isn’t much news on when we’ll be seeing the second season of Sweet Tooth, but we know one thing, Marvel Blog True Believers: it’ll be worth the wait, and we believe that if you’re already a fan of the MCU, you’ll be a fan of this series too!
If you haven’t had a chance to watch the first season of Sweet Tooth, all eight episodes are currently available for streaming on Netflix. What did you think of the show? What heroic endeavor will RDJ undertake next? Let us know in the comment section!